Chill Moody @ The Roots Picnic.
Chill rhymes with passion and swagger, but he also seems to be having fun. He smiles while on stage, something you see so few rappers do these days. There is a humility about him that you can’t help but enjoy, especially as he rises in popularity in Philly and beyond. Plus, he constantly gives shout-outs to his beloved West Philly, and his West Philly-based friends and family who are always in attendance at his shows.
So, it was a huge thrill to see Chill perform in the tent at the Roots Picnic on Sunday. He had a tough slot – performing after Major Lazer and before Rakim took the main stage. But Chill killed it in front of thousands of fans, including his mom, who cheered from the front row.
He performed with a live band (including Tim Sonnefeld from GANG on drums). Mic Stew, Beano and Cody Kahmar made cameos, as did Cody’s daughter Honovi, who grabbed the mic and sang a few lines as the crowd cheered.
Keep your eyes and ears open for more big stuff from Chill in the near future. This young man is on the come-up.